Alchemy of Stone

  • Sublimatio

    "Sublimatio" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2005, 2006)

  • Nigredo

    "Nigredo" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2005, 2006)

  • Rubedo

    "Rubedo" Acrylic on canvas 44 x 44" (2006)

  • Pleiades

    "Pleiades" Acrylic on canvas 44 x 44" (2007)

  • Sirius A

    "Sirius" Acrylic on canvas 44 x 44" (2006)

  • Orion

    "Orion" Acrylic on canvas 44 x 44" (2007)

  • Arcturus

    "Arcturus" Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 44" (2007)

  • Mars

    "Mars" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2007)

  • Luna - Moon

    "Luna - Moon" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2007)

  • Sol - Sun

    "Sol - Sun" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2007)

  • Jupiter

    "Jupiter" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2007)

  • Lapis Philosophorum

    "Lapis Philosophorum" Acrylic on canvas 44 x 44" (2005)

  • Lapis et Sal - Lapis and Salt

    "Lapis et Sal - Lapis and Salt" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2004)

  • Solutio

    "Solutio" Acrylic on canvas 44 x 33" (2004)

  • Venus

    "Venus" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2007)

  • Sulphur

    "Sulphur" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2004)

  • Prima Materia

    "Prima Materia" Acrylic on canvas 33 x 33" (2004)

  • Ouroboros

    "Ouroboros" Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48" (2011)

The Alchemy of Stone series evokes the energy experienced during personal transformation and transmutation. Alchemy is popularly known as the search for the Philosopher's Stone. This was a symbolic reference to the Monad or Fifth Element. The Philosopher's Stone was not a physical rock or stone, but rather a spiritual idea or transmission to a higher state of being. In that state, it was believed that you could turn lead into gold. In the physical it could also make a person a genius, cure all sorts of ailments, bring about spiritual awareness, transformation and transmutation. The 33 original paintings in this series are alchemical in nature and of their own creation using acrylic, oil and gold leaf on various canvas sizes. The Alchemy of Stone paintings are featured in Jereb's book Alchemy of the Stone. This book details his unfolding spiritual journey, as recorded in his journals, on the way to creating Stardreaming.